STC Commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 17

South Texas College will confer more than 2,000 degrees during its December commencement ceremonies on Saturday Dec. 17. Graduation will take place at the State Farm Arena. The ceremony for Business and Technology and students receiving Bachelor’s degrees will take place at 10 a.m. The afternoon commencement for Liberal Arts will take place at 2 p.m. Graduating students are advised to pick up their cap and gown in Building K 2.402 at STC’s Pecan Campus. A picture ID will be required. Honor cords will be distributed when a student picks up their cap and gown. Friends and families who … Read More …

STC to honor all veterans Nov. 10-11

Veterans Expo to be held at Cooper Center on Nov. 18 Veterans at South Texas College are requesting the community come out and participate in a day of celebration of our nation’s heroes past and present. South Texas College will hold Veterans Day ceremonies at all five campuses beginning on Nov. 10 in Starr County. Veterans Day events will then take place on Nov. 11 at the Pecan Campus at 9 a.m., Mid-Valley Campus at 11 a.m., Technology Campus at 11 a.m., and Nursing and Allied Health at 1 p.m. “We try to get people to understand that throughout the year, there is always an … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre set to hold auditions for The Jungle Book

South Texas College Theatre will hold auditions for its November 2016 production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, adapted by Greg Banks, on Sept. 20 – 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition. In this new adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling story, a child is lost in the jungle is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. In … Read More …

Israel Reyes TROOPER IN THE MAKING

By Aaron Cummings “Courtesy, Service, Protection” is the motto of the Texas Department of Public Safety, but Israel Reyes, a criminal justice major at South Texas College, embodies these ideals on a daily basis both as a student and as a parent. As Reyes’ plans culminate in his expected graduation this December, he is quickly coming one step closer to his long-term aspiration of one day to upholding the DPS motto he already embodies in a new role as a Texas state trooper. Becoming a Texas state trooper has been Reyes’s dream since childhood, but his first attempt to gain the required … Read More …

South Texas College partners with McAllen for enhanced training opportunities

South Texas College has partnered with the City of McAllen and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce to begin offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participants attending eligible training-oriented events at the McAllen Convention Center. Recent Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between the three entities now establishes a cooperative relationship that will give various professionals a dynamic and new resource for growth in their respective fields. “By partnering with local institutions to further promote education and training, the City of McAllen not only shows the importance of … Read More …

In remembrance of September 11, South Texas College honors our serving men and women and first responders

South Texas College student Ana Segura remembers exactly where she was when the planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. As a third grader, she recalls the tragic images of the buildings on fire and people jumping from the towers. “It’s something that I will always remember. Even though I was very young, I can definitely remember it started out as a regular day, but then I remember seeing the images of people jumping from the towers,” Segura said. “I don’t think we understood the magnitude at that age. I just remember seeing the buildings on fire, and then I saw the second … Read More …

South Texas College remembers

College to host 9/11 ceremonies in campuses across the Valley South Texas College is inviting the community to join in a day of remembrance for the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. STC will be holding ceremonies at four campuses on Friday Sept. 9. In McAllen, the Pecan Campus will hold its ceremony at 9 a.m. by the flag poles near Building K. The Technology Campus event will take place by the flag poles near Building B at 11 a.m., and the Nursing and Allied Health Campus will hold its ceremony near the flag poles at 1 p.m. STC’s Starr County campus will conduct its remembrance … Read More …

South Texas College set to launch its next round of STEM-based training

South Texas College is looking for the next cohort for its RGV STEM Faculty Institute. Working under the auspices of the Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator (TRSDA), STC is encouraging faculty from across the Valley to immerse themselves in intensive training with the intent to enrich students’ learning experience in STEM-related fields. The RGV STEM Faculty Institute at South Texas College is accepting applications from faculty across the Valley who are interested in participating in the next round of trainings by TRSDA. The trainings, which will take place over the course of the … Read More …